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Please help! what is the difference between dyskinesia and tardive dyskinesia?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Dyskinesia is dimin-

ished control of voluntary movements with involuntary spasmodic movements; e.
g., hand tremors, uncontrollable movement of upper body or lower extremities from neurological disorders. Tardive Dyskinesia is involuntary movements; e.g., facial grimacing, jaw swinging, repetitive chewing, tongue thrusting &/or finger movements from long-term use of antipsychotic medications in 10-20% of patients.

In brief: Dyskinesia is dimin-

ished control of voluntary movements with involuntary spasmodic movements; e.
g., hand tremors, uncontrollable movement of upper body or lower extremities from neurological disorders. Tardive Dyskinesia is involuntary movements; e.g., facial grimacing, jaw swinging, repetitive chewing, tongue thrusting &/or finger movements from long-term use of antipsychotic medications in 10-20% of patients.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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